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RATINGS: 211   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   EST. CALORIES: 351   ABV: 11.7%
Treat yourself to the first of the Vortex series to be offered in a bottle. The strongest Pisgah beer to date, this Russian Imperial Stout would make any 18th century Czar proud

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (44144) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 10, 2009
Bottle 65cl. @ Papsoes blindtasting. [ Bottle #31. ]
[ Trade by GAManiac and Bobby91w ]. Clear dark brown color with a small to average, frothy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white to beige head. Aroma is light heavy malty, dark roasted, caramel, dark chocolate and wood - vanilla notes. Flavor is light heavy sweet and light to moderate bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20090612]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (40482) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 14, 2009
From bottle, blind #31. Pours dark brown with a huge tan head. Dark chocolate and light caramelish malt aroma. Mild acidic and fruity flavoured. Vague metallic. Subdued bitter to acidic and light fruity base flavoured. Lasting dark chocolate malt flavour into the far finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (34376) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 21, 2009
Bottled. A pitch black beer with a lazing brown head. The aroma is sweet malty with lighter notes of smoke, alcohol, and chocolate. The flavor is sweet malty with notes of alcohol and chocolate, the alcohol leaves a slight burn in the mouth. Thanks fonefan for sharing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (25926) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 13, 2009
Bottle #31 at Papss blindtasting. Pitch black coloured with a lacing beige head. Roasted aroma of chocolate, liquorice and caramel. Sweet and roasted flavour of berries and chocolate with notes of berries. Sweet and roasted finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (25392) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 1, 2009
Bottled. Quite much pitch black colour, small brown head. Aroma is hops, caramel malts, some yeast, toffee, and alcohol, Flavour is quite sweet alcohol and some toffee, sweet malts as well as mild smoked wood.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 14, 2009
Bottle 65 cl. Courtesy of fonefan. Pours an opaque dark brown - almost black - with a vague reddish hue and a creamy light brown head leaving laces. Sweetish aroma of vanilla and hard roasted malt. Medium body, hard roasted malt, plenty of sweetish dried fruit and vanilla. Subdued malt bitterness. 120609

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (22102) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2012
27th April 2010
Opaque black beer. Short lived bubbly brown head. Light palate, quite airy for its abv. Moderate carbonation. Dark beer but not much in the way of dark malt characteristics. More like a Belgian beer made with dark sugar. Generic fruits with a pleasant tang. A little lactose sweetness. Subtle chocolate before the soft finish. Not bad at all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (21621) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 27, 2009
Bottle at Chris-Os Pre GBBF 09 tasting ... black ... big toffee malt nose ... sweet toffee ... big rich fruit malts ... big juicy toffy and solid roast

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (21449) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 10, 2013
Bottle courtesy of ed, thanks! Motor oil black, small beige head. Aroma of rich vanilla and dark milk chocolate. Taste is rich brandied cocoa and espresso. Delicious.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (19160) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 5, 2009
Blind tasting at Papss
Thin coffee and barley coffee aroma. Correct body, some residual sweetness; the coffee flavor (mild) is joined by a very light sourness. At the end there is some evident alcohol warmth. Atypical, but not extreme, not bad.

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